Sunday, September 22, 2013

Touring Far and Near

On September 19, from my yard, I saw this very full moon.
 So, I took a closer look. It was very bright.
 This is, I'm sure, the farthest thing I have ever taken a picture of. It's about 239K miles away so I couldn't have Shauna standing in the foreground.  She was fast asleep anyway.
 That same night I took a picture of this -- my foot.  It's about 24 inches away.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Oh Winnipeg! (the tour)

"The Forks" The Red & Assiniboine Rivers

Downtown on the Red River

No arms

Saint Boniface Cathedral

Alloy Angel Tombstone

Controversial art -- what else!

conserving cemetery

I know who cut this down

Red River wildlife

Red River wildlife
cool bike trails

Fort Gibraltar

Red brick waterworks

Attention: Winnipeg, United States, and Mexico!!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Touring Ensign Peak

I noticed that one person came and read my blog! (hey Gordon) This is for you.

"High on the Mountain Top, a banner is unfurled..."  This is it, that mountain top where the banner was unfurled, and where the nations came and looked up!

So, shortly after JS was martyred, BY saw in a vision JS showing him a dome of a mountain with a multicolored banner at the top signaling for all the nations to come!

In 1847 BY saw the dome and recognized it from the vision and knew where he was.  From this peak he later waved a banner, affixed the temple's position, and laid out the city. (He did not see Shauna or this stack of rocks though).

Nor did he this, or did he?

Surely he did not see this!?

In 2008, when Elaine Dalton became the president of the Young Women, she took her counselors to the top of Ensign Peak.  Looking at the angel Moroni on top of the Temple, the impression was clear, their mission was to "help prepare each young woman to be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive the ordinances of the temple."

Like BY and the first pioneers to climb the peak, they also waved a banner of their own.  They considered their banner, made of a gold Peruvian shawl, to be an ensign to all nations, a symbolic call for a return to virtue.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Melon's Baaaaaack

I got a camera and it really takes better pictures than my iPhone! So I'm starting up the blog again in response to my 2 followers demands.  Let's start off easy with the new family of Barn Swallows that moved into our porch in Lehi.

 I know quite a bit about Barn Swallows now, including that they are protected by law so don't mess with them!

Now, I have you sucked in with cute birds, kids, and grand kids!  Stay tuned for heavier stuff as we start touring again on the MELON TOURS!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Back Touring at Christmas

Our house (er.. neighbor's)

The Grandma who puts it all together

Church-goin elves

The Tamale-man frantic at work

What's this?

Pretty Christmas Eve women

Reading Christmas Eve books

Man in red hat reading book

Not that common calm


Max n Bo

What? how'd that get in here?

I need a new camera